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Posted - 03/06/2002 :  9:58:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage
Poll Question:
What is your favorite engine manufacturer

Results:
Kato   [11%] 14 votes
Atlas   [29%] 36 votes
Life Like   [17%] 21 votes
Athearn   [12%] 15 votes
Spectrum   [15%] 19 votes
Mantua   [1%] 1 votes
Other   [16%] 20 votes


Poll Status: Locked  »»   Total Votes: 126 counted  »»   Last Vote: 02/25/2006 5:09:49 PM 

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Shay Driver
Fireman

Posted - 03/06/2002 :  10:33:05 PM  Show Profile
To bad you do not have Spectrum (not to be confused with Bachmann) on your list. I don't like having to be another other.

Nelson
Lay track and run trains.



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Admin
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Posted - 03/06/2002 :  10:46:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage
Nelson,

this was not a well thought poll..

just wanted to test the poll feature !!

joe




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Shay Driver
Fireman

Posted - 03/07/2002 :  11:12:30 AM  Show Profile
Joe,

It's a nice feature.

And I'm happy not to be an other.

Nelson
Lay track and run trains.

Edited by - Shay Driver on 03/07/2002 11:13:37



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Bucks Owin
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Posted - 03/07/2002 :  11:59:04 AM  Show Profile
Nelson, are you the other Spectrum voter? haha. That Shay beats all comers huh?

BTW Did you check out the HOn3 stuff at ebay?

Edited by - Bucks Owin on 03/07/2002 12:00:18



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Shay Driver
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Posted - 03/09/2002 :  1:21:37 PM  Show Profile
quote:

Nelson, are you the other Spectrum voter? haha. That Shay beats all comers huh?

BTW Did you check out the HOn3 stuff at ebay?

Edited by - Bucks Owin on 03/07/2002 12:00:18



Hi Dennis,

The shay surely is that. Strong enough to pull a string of busybody diesels out of the SMRR yard, too.

Yes, I am. As it turns out my guess was correct about you being the other one.

No, I did not. Not being in a possession to bid right now I decided not to fill my keyboard with drool. Must get one of those spill proof boards.

Nelson
Lay track and run trains.

Edited by - Shay Driver on 03/11/2002 02:03:16



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Posted - 03/11/2002 :  1:26:00 PM  Show Profile
Heathens! Thou shalt heed the prophet Irv and be converted to the Gospel of the blue box of Compton, or burn eternally in a sea of financial ruin and frustrated shopping for limited runs!

So there!

B-Dubya out -
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Modelling the Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway in HO

Inside every GE is an Alco trying to get out...apparently, through the exhaust stack!



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brakie
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Posted - 03/11/2002 :  4:32:01 PM  Show Profile
Willie,You took the words out of my mouth.If the prices of Atlas and P2K keep going up,I will no longer buy them. I have used the blue boxes for years and will have no problem in returning to the tried and true.

brakie



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CSXFAN
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/11/2002 :  7:54:04 PM  Show Profile
I would dearly love a couple of Atlas RS-3's in the Southern Paint Scheme, but like you, they are just too high priced for me! I'll stick with Athearn, I can buy more for less money! Now if I could convince the wife!!

RANDY




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conagher
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Posted - 03/13/2002 :  06:03:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit conagher's Homepage
How about Lionel, MTH or K Line?? Since you have an O Scale forum, why not include O Gauge manufacturers in your next poll?? By the way, I believe Atlas is the only manufacturer currently in HO, N and O Gauge.
Cam




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Posted - 03/13/2002 :  1:09:33 PM  Show Profile
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I believe Atlas is the only manufacturer currently in HO, N and O Gauge.
I agree that the new Atlas stuff is nice - and so is brass. I disagree that Atlas are the "only" manufacturer.

I looked at remotoring my two GP50's with NWSL repower kits versus repowering with oh-so-nifty Atlas GP40 drives. Assuming I didn't already have one, I can buy an Athearn GP50 new, add a NWSL/Mashima motor, put in an Atlas decoder, and still be about 25% ahead of the Atlas locomotive (which I then have to buy a shell for).

Since I'm a shortline modeller, the paint doesn't enter this, because I'd still have to paint. Oh well, that's life. I guess I'll suck it up and get ready to make me some Mashearns!

B-Dubya out -
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Modelling the Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway in HO

Inside every GE is an Alco trying to get out...apparently, through the exhaust stack!



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MikeC
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Posted - 03/24/2002 :  09:07:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit MikeC's Homepage
Well, I'm probably in a minority of one, but I like MDC's Roundhouse kits. I enjoy building the locos and adding a few "superdetailing" parts. They run pretty good also - I've got a two-truck Shay that will literally creep along at about 6 inches per hour.

Mike C... When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. Now that I'm old, I remember only the latter.



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Shamus
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Posted - 03/24/2002 :  1:47:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shamus's Homepage
I too like the MDC shay kits, I have 6 of them and all run very well indeed, I also run the Bachmann 3 truck shays around which are excellent runners.






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Bucks Owin
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Posted - 03/24/2002 :  2:10:50 PM  Show Profile
I've got two MDC shays to build once I finish the McCloud RR SD-38.(2 and 3 truck) Stay tuned!




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Shay Driver
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Posted - 03/24/2002 :  6:33:08 PM  Show Profile
quote:
I believe Atlas is the only manufacturer currently in HO, N and O Gauge.


Cam,
Did you mean the only one that builds in all three scales?

Boy, it has been awhile since I have read this thread.

If all or most of the OTHERS voted for MDC, why not list in the Poll?

Nelson
Lay track and run trains. - Don't forget the scenery.



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Roadforeman
New Hire

Posted - 03/27/2002 :  9:44:40 PM  Show Profile
Most of my roster is Athearn. I repower them with A line motors before
I run them.

Robert C. Werth Jr.



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